Congratulations to Associate Professor Linda Li who is now a Canada Research Chair in Patient-oriented Knowledge Translation.
Her research program aims to evaluate new approaches to knowledge translation that will enhance timely care for people with chronic musculoskeletal diseases, the most common cause of severe pain and disability worldwide. While there have been major advances in prevention and treatment, the use of effective interventions to enhance musculoskeletal health has severely lagged. To improve the dissemination and use of research findings, her team will study the use of digital media tools for assisting patients to seek timely treatment and supporting their self-management. Ultimately, this program will contribute to modernizing the use of research knowledge for managing chronic diseases.